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Sep 21, 2012 7:00pm EDT
% of their income. romney has faced mounting pressure from president obama and democrats to release more financial and tax information. this time, he and his wife ann released last year's returns and a summary of their tax history over the past 20 years. >> reporter: mitt romney's been pretty busy on the campaign trail, maybe that's why he got an extension on his taxes returns,which he filed today. >> i will not apologize for mitt and ann romney's 14% tax rate from last year could have been lower. they only claimed about half of their charitable donations, but the romneys earn most of their money from investments, so they paid a lower rate than other wealthy americans. according to the tax policy center, the richest tax payers- those with incomes over $2.4 million paid an average effective tax rate of 21.5% last year. the release comes after months of political pressure for romney to open up about his finances and closes a collossally bad week for the campaign. monday, liberal magazine "mother jones" posted this video of the candidate telling donors nearly half of americans don't pa
PBS
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, he insisted average americans would do far better under him, than under president obama. >> the question in this campaign is not who cares about the poor and middle class. i do; he does. the question is, who can help the poor and middle class. i can; he can't. he's proven it in four years. >> holman: romney also cited a 1998 speech in which mr. obama said he believes in redistribution of wealth to make sure everybody's got a shot. but white house spokesman jay carney dismissed the criticism. >> all of us who follow politics and policy, whether we're on this side or your side of the podium, have seen circumstances like this where a campaign is having a very bad day or a very bad week. and in circumstances like that, there are efforts made-- sometimes desperate efforts made to change the subject. >> holman: also today, topics for the first of three presidential debates were announced. the moderator-- the "newshour's" own jim lehrer-- said there will be three, 15-minute segments on the economy, and three more on health care, the role of government and governing. the debate is set f
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mother jones released video that shows romney dismissing supporters of president obama. >> 47%. people will vote for the president no matter what. 47% are with him. they depend on government. they believe that they are victims who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them. >> woodruff: the republican nominee goes on to say that obama voters don't care about his plans for tax cuts. >> these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. our message of low taxes doesn't connect. he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. that's what they sell every four years. so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> woodruff: romney's reference to the 47% who pay no federal income taxes draws roughly on data from the nonpartisan tax policy center. the group's analysis further shows more than a quarter of americans pay payroll taxes without incurring income tax liability. other groups paying no federal income tax include elderly people
PBS
Sep 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
surpassed $600 million: $318.5 million for team romney, $287.2 million for team obama. and get this: more than half of all that money for ads has been sent in just three swing states, florida, ohio and virginia. what's more, huge sums, not only for ads but for get-out-the-vote efforts like mailings and robocalls are going into house and senate races in the fight to control congress. altogether, three billion dollars in campaign cash have been raised so far, and a projected $6 billion by the election, less than seven weeks away. it's not just that we're being hit by swarms of ads thicker than locusts. what's truly frightening is that we don't know who's really paying for them. president barack obama: i'm pledging to cut the deficit -- >>> romney's worth $200 million. >>> the president's doing a mediocre job. >>> governor romney cares about big business. >>> real job growth cut the debt. >>> i had no healthcare. >>> -- to the highest corporate bidders -- >>> if you're a super pac, empowered by the supreme court's citizens united decision to take unlimited donations, you're supposed to
PBS
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> woodruff: today at a campaign event in washington, president obama shared a message of what he called "economic patriotism" tied to a strong middle class. >> but our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. we've still got the workers in the world, the best universities, the best scientists, the best... we got the best stuff. ( laughter ) we just got to bring it together. >> woodruff: consumer confidence is higher of late, and the president may be getting a boost from voter attitudes. an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll out last week found 42% of americans think the economy will improve in the next year. that's six points higher than a month ago. 18% say the economy will worsen, and almost a third expect it to stay the same. the obama campaign is also pointing to some revised job numbers to make its case. the u.s. bureau of labor statistics said yesterday there were nearly 400,000 more jobs created in the previous year that ended in march. that would mean that there are a higher number of jobs than when president obama took office. but the u.s. still has four million fewe
PBS
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, the so-called obama care. this data comes in as this act continues to take effect as well as take shape. among the goals is to bend the cost curve, but at least initially seems like that cost curve is getting steeper. >> i think one of the things to keep in mind is that the affordable care act, most of the provisions come into play in 2014. >> tom: so lots of years to go there. we do have to note that you're talking to us despite the fact you're feeling under the weather yourself so, we'll let you go see the doctor tonight. david newman works the health care cost institute. >> tom: all this week, we've been looking at the view of the presidential election, from the trading pits. tonight "politics and the pits" takes us to gold. here's erika miller with trader anthony neglia. >> what happened to the price of gold if obama is reelected. >> if obama remains in office i believe a throft same policys will be put in place, interest rates will remain low until 2016, and i meef that the quantitative easing is going to have to play a large part in getting our economy off the ground, so i d
PBS
Sep 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. >> reporting from washington, i'm kathy. my time party, morning hangover. president obama rally supporters but is then hit with a disappointing jobs numbers. a young christian girl accused of blasphemy in pakistan is granted bail. she could soon be freed. but if she's safe? he really is treading on three eyes. the arctic is melting and the ripples could affect us all around the world. >> scientists are stunned by how much ice has melted this summer. the change so dramatic it could be affecting the global weather. >> welcome on our viewers in america and around the globe. the stadium had hardly been cleared after president obama's speech to the democratic convention when americans were hit with the reality of more disappointing jobs numbers. obama himself admitted that progress is not good enough but he added recovery will take time. last night, that is exactly what he asked voters for more of. our editor starts are coverage. >> he came on the chance on four more years and that is what it is all about, whether this man deserves to stay as president of the united states. he says h
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm EDT
their fingers. it is the sort of irrational, angry behavior that obama detests more than anything. >> in your book, you are right in a very disspiriting way about the high wire negotiations over the debt ceiling last summer. if the price of politics this function? >> there is a lot of this function in all of this, but what has happened this, the united states has 16 trillion dollars in outstanding ious in the world, and we are spending a trillion dollars more each year than we have. so we have to go into the debt market regularly, and it puts everything in jeopardy, in peril. the treasury secretary, tim geithner, here in the u.s., is running around hollering fire. we've got to do something about this. the simple fact is that the politicians have not been willing to come up with a plan that would involve paying for republicans and democrats, something that is a compromise. so we head into this election with the financial house that is not in order. >> you are very clear in this book that this president, unlike previous presidents, has not worked his will. what are the consequences
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
between the white house and china over trade. the obama administration complains about new trade abuses on auto exports, china fires back on unfair trade practices by the u.s. from stocks to oil and gold prices, we get the outlook for what to expect between now and the end of the year. and a birthday for "occupy wall street". while protests and arrests mark the movement's first anniversary, a look at what it's accomplished. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! trade tensions between the united states and china are heating up again. this morning, the two countries challenged each other in the world trade organization. the u.s. is accusing china of illegally subsidizing auto and auto parts exports, and hurting u.s. made goods. and china claims trade laws here, open the door for illegal tariffs on a wide range of chinese products. sylvia hall breaks down what's behind the latest flareup. >> reporter: here in the u.s., the auto and auto parts industries employ about 800,000 american workers. the government says those workers are hurt by the money china gives to subsidize its own auto industry
PBS
Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm EDT
attack. president obama is campaigning for reelection. he condemned the violence. >> i want those around the world to hear me who would do less harm -- no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not deny the life for the values that we boston the light of the values we proudly present to the rest of the world -- it will not dim the light of the volumes that we proudly -- of the values we proudly present to the world. >> somebody made an offensive film, but that does not justify these actions against americans or american embassies. people can demonstrate an express their opinion peacefully -- demonstrate and express their opinion peacefully. >> among the people, america and its western allies cannot expect much influence or even much trust. there used to be protest against the west before the arab uprisings. the difference then was that they were kept in check by the authoritarian leaders of police states who depended on western support. for the regions being transformed an old red lines have gone -- but the regions are being transformed an old, red lines have gone. >> i spoke w
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
a bit too ambitious. let's think about barack obama and hill we clinton, and a moment came where-- while not the best friend in the world. and fade, they're working together -- >> for four years and working together as well. >> rose: we have an excellent relationship with president obama, excellent relationship with president clinton. pomititionititions are sometimer the rude, and there have been times in the france when there was a good-- and there have been times where we have been like that. but when chosen as our candidate, we had a concern, a blind conversation. and he "me, dwowpt to work with me. and well, yes, are you our candidate and i will help you and he appointed me as minister of foreign affairs and we are looking like that. >> rose: would you have rather gone minister of finance? >> no, no. possibly 7 the only position i could take. >> rose: where goes europe, the euro zone, the european union, the ideal of idea, the political idea of peerp because awe also attracted a lot of attention because of your own battles having to do with membership in hir. >> not exactly,
PBS
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
ads ran on pakistani television and featured clips of president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton condemning the film. still, hundreds of demonstrators tried to reach the embassy in islamabad, by pushing aside huge shipping containers that cordoned off the area. riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. a report on a bungled operation against gun-trafficking in arizona drew praise today from house republicans. they've been investigating "operation fast and furious" for months. at a hearing, the justice department's inspector general michael horowitz listed a string of mistakes by federal law enforcement officials trying to track illegal guns. hundreds of the weapons ended up with mexican drug gangs. >> what we heard from the agents was they had made a conscious decision that the long-term effort, that having a long-term investigative strategy that dismantled a large organization was the greater good that they were undertaking, to dismantle the organization, stop the trafficking, and that that was what they believed was in the best interest of the public safety as w
PBS
Sep 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
been too cozy with the treasury and the obama administration. but that concern may fade after the election. >> i think you'd see a move away from that, so that's easy to say now, before someone has the reins of power. if... when they actually get the reins of power, they might actually prefer to have a more cozy relationship. >> reporter: the three men most often mentioned as likely romney fed picks are columbia business school dean glenn hubbard, harvard economist greg mankiw, and stanford economist john taylor. >> among those, i think mankiw would be the most activist and taylor would be the least activist. mankiw would perhaps be the most likely to consider q.e. right now; taylor would be opposed. >> reporter: taylor has criticized bernanke for the fed's aggressive bond buying and is considered an inflation hawk. while hawks may be popular during an election, actually picking one for fed chairman may not sit well with a new president concerned about boosting growth. for his part, hubbard has given few signals about monetary policy, though he has praised ben bernanke and done a
PBS
Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
raid. the white house is investigating whether the attacks were planned, and president obama has promised to bring the killers to justice. >> in the darkness and confusion, witnesses said the area was cordoned off by heavily armed men. the attack was linked with an american film the attackers then insulting the prophet mohammed. >> we have to stop this. stopping the film is our hope. >> by the morning the u.s. consulate in bengasi was in ruins, but this was not the first attack. in june the convoy was hit. no one was killed, and the un has also been targeted. the u.s. ambassador christopher stephens started his time as envoy to anti-gaddafi rebels. the libyan government said he was killed by old regime loyalists. they speculated the attack might have been to mark the anniversary of 9-11. >> there is no justification to this. the world must stand together to reject these acts. already many libyans have joined us in doing so, and these will not break the bonds between the united states and libya. >> the new prime minister has just been named after the recent elections, but the kill
PBS
Sep 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
jeremy paxman spoke to larry summers, bill clinton 's treasury secretary and president obama's economic advisor joined us from harvard university in davis his view of how the crisis has been handled. >> larry summers, another decision date for the euro. to you think it has been well managed to? >> this is not going to be a happy chapter in monetary history. i have often compared this to the vietnam war. american policy makers always did what was necessary to avoid immediate collapse and never did what was necessary to offer a prospect of a long run solution. eventually, the policy collapsed around it. >> let me ask you, do you believe in a year's time there will still be 17 members of the eurozone? >> there cannot be any guarantees. we do not what is going to happen. we do not what political conditions are going to permit in northern europe. we do not know what will happen with respect to on certain banking systems. but i think there is a proper judgment and having made the commitment to the era, the right path forward is to try to live with it and do what is necessary to make
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Sep 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
think the west should stand for its principles. i think that president obama, secretary of state clinton, and other leaders across the western world should explain over and over again to their colleagues in arab-muslim countries that what they are demanding is something that date as elected politicians simply cannot give to them. there is constitutionally protected speech. the films we have seen, the cartoons. that is protected in the united states by the first amendment. they just do not have the power to change any of that. the fact that, you know, the secretary of state in the united states saying this film is bad and reprehensible and disgusting -- that is an expression of her opinion. it is not a promise to introduce legislation to curb that. they should listen to the prime minister of turkey, the president of egypt, you know, the pakastani is. all these muslim countries. what they are really seeking is an amendment of the first amendment, and that just is not going to happen. >> should there not the laws against inciting, as it were, religious hatred? there are such laws in
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